The Summit

Part of To the Summit: Great Mountain-Climbing Documentaries
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

With director/producer Nick Ryan in person 

Dir. Nick Ryan. 2013, 99 mins. Digital projection. The Himalayan mountain K2, commonly known as Savage Mountain, has a fatality rate of one in four climbers. K2 has rightfully earned the title of the second most murderous mountain. On one fateful day in August 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit. Forty-eight hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. A stunning pastiche of archival footage, reenactments, and heartbreaking interviews, Nick Ryan’s documentary thrusts the viewer into the adrenaline-fueled agonies and ecstasies of reaching the summit. There will be a discussion with Ryan following the screening, moderated by film critic and journalist Marshall Fine (Hollywood and Fine).

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